Project

Desistance from Violent Extremism.

Duration
30 December 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
    • Criminological theories
    • Youth and life course criminology
    • Criminology not elsewhere classified
Keywords
Desistance disengagement deradicalisation violent extremism
 
Project description

This research project aims to connect two neighbouring fields of study: desistance from crime and disengagement from violent extremism. It does so (1) by systematically comparing both literatures, (2) by applying desistance theories to narratives of extremist disengagement and, (3) by examining current efforts to promote disengagement in Belgium through a criminological lens.